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Discussion: Technical terrain

in: hansolo; hansolo > 2016-09-24

Sep 27, 2016 10:17 PM # 
Looks like the long was a rough day for much of USMAOC. Do you and the OTTOs have any thoughts on how to tackle precision map navigation in practice?
Sep 28, 2016 1:39 AM # 
We had a lot of great AAR comments about the Long:

1. Fueling - most of us simply ran out of energy (like me) or (for a few of the Blue guys) thought 3 hours was a DQ anyway so they used that as an excuse to head back. The change: get gus and gels for next 10k+ course.
2. Simplification - I used this strategy by way of using the bogs to navigate, and it helped tremendously. Implement corridor training and simplification exercises.
3. 1:15,000 scale. Most cadets aren't used to this scale, practice with it when possible. A sustain was that we taped our compasses to accommodate this scale.
Sep 30, 2016 9:23 PM # 
I used water features to simplify a lot, too. Try Thierry's training if you have time - corridor, control pick, and contours only may give you some ideas for practice.

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